Like a glimmering lake in the sun
it shines so very brightly.
On the outside.
On the inside,
it feels smooth,
But it doesn't shine as brightly,
it may be bright,
on the outside,
but on the inside,
Ocean acidification is a rising problem on Earth. It is a term used to decribe the rising acidity in the oceans. 1/3 of the carbon dioxide we edmit from burning ficil fuels is absorbed by the oceans. This equals to 1 million tones every day. When the carbon dioxide disolves into the sea water, the H2O and CO2 molecules combine forming carbonic acid (H2CO3). This changing chemistry is causing our oceans to become more acidic. Over the past 200 years the acidity has risen by 30%. The pH of the oceans has droped by 0.1 pH units (from 8.2-8.1).
In this print I photographed a picture of shells on a window sill. I was trying to get a mood that showed a kind of happy memory. The shells, being the subject, were supposed to remind people of summer which were happy memories. I didn’t do much to alter what I was taking a picture of. I moved my camera to get the right amount of light, but other than that, the shells were already set up like that. I had to use a filter because the objects were kind of the same color as the background so I wanted to get some of the shadows and textures. I had to make sure that I didn’t overexpose while I was shooting this particular picture. A diagonal was created by the window sill as well as the window pains. I had to face challenges with having too much light. I liked that the picture gave off a kind of peaceful mood along with the mood that I was originally trying to portray.